Scientific program:

We are pleased to announce MPGD 2017, the 5th International Conference on Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors, which will take place at Temple University in Philadelphia, from Monday, May 22nd to Friday, May 26th 2017.

This conference is dedicated to review:

(a) MPGD detector technologies,

(b) Related detector technologies (e.g. RPC's and TPC's),

(c) Applications at future nuclear and particle physics facilities and

(d) Commercial applications and production.

Modern photolithographic technology on flexible and standard PCB supports has allowed the invention and development of novel and very robust Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors (MPGD: such as GEM, Micromegas, THGEM and others). This technology offers the potential to develop new detectors with very high spatial resolution, high rate capability, large sensitive area, high operational stability, radiation hardness and good time resolution. In addition, the design of MPDGs is now mature for industrial production. Nowadays the progress is so advanced that the possibility to apply these technologies beyond nuclear and particle physics such as medical imaging, homeland security, beam monitors and neutron detection has become fully realistic.

The program will consist of invited and contributed talks for both oral and poster presentations. We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts. Postdocs and students are especially encouraged to attend the conference.

The conference will be followed by a meeting of the RD51 Collaboration, the world-wide community dedicated to the development and the dissemination of the MPGD technology and its application.